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October 5 / Southwest Adobe

This adobe-style home was built in 1931 by a family from Albuquerque, and remained with the family for 70 years, until it was purchased by its current owner in 1999. Drawn to its character, the new owner was willing to deal with the home’s idiosyncrasies. However, after 15 years, he wanted change. The living room was dark with a low and peeler logs, which added a tremendous visual weight, making the ceiling appear even lower. The barely functional dark kitchen was closed off from other rooms, and small in comparison to today’s standards.

Home Remodeling

The home experienced poorly executed cosmetic repairs. Saltillo tile was laid directly over wood floors. Tile requires a solid setting-bed; without such the floors flexed and the tiles easily cracked.

During remodel, October 5 raised the ceilings in the living room, the kitchen, the sun room; upgraded the electrical, plumbing, roofing and HVAC systems; added new windows, doors and hardwood flooring; insulated the entire structure, and added a custom kitchen, new baths and powder room.

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OCTOBER 5 ADHERES TO THE MASTER BUILDER TRADITION, “BUILD IT ONCE, BUILD IT RIGHT, AND MAKE IT LAST A LIFE TIME.” GREAT HOMES ARE WORKS OF ART.

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